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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court supports spaying for feral cats

    Shelby County magistrates agreed Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with Operation Catsnip and Woodstock Animal Foundation for a spay/neuter program for feral cats.

    At the urging of Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton, who also heads up the county’s animal shelter, they voted to spend $2,000 for the program.

    "We funded this program last year, and we want to do so again this year," Newton said.

  • Author has ghostly experience

    Little Lynwood was only 6 years old the first time he said he saw a ghost.

    He said he remembered that it was right around midnight and that it came to stand next to the bed he was sleeping in with his father.

    What did he do?

    He dived under the covers, of course.

  • 37 years 10 yards at a time

    The first year Danny Fishback started working on the chain gang at Shelbyville High School football games wasn't the best year.

    "I think it rained about every home game, or at least five of the six," he said. "I think somebody have to be about half crazy to do this."

    That was 1972, and Fishback came back the next year and the next and the next and the one after that, until he looked up this year, his 37th on the sideline and decided he had had enough.

  • Montell prefiles to change retirement plan for state legislators

    For years Kentucky Retirement Systems has been falling into a hole, and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) says it’s time to make some tough decisions to bring it out.

    One thing he wants the state to look at is Bill Request 86, which he prefiled for the 2010 session. The bill would change the retirement plan for legislators elected on or after July 1, 2011.

  • What’s the point? Or, it’s all about the candy

    I heard a story about a man, who, after drinking a little too much cider at a Halloween party, was trying to “walk it off” on his way home.  Taking a shortcut through a graveyard, he accidentally stumbled into a freshly dug grave.

    Try as he might to climb out, because of his mostly inebriated condition and because the rain that had fallen earlier in the day had made the sides of the grave muddy and slick, he finally gave up.

  • A ‘wonderful life’ in art

    John Clayton could not have painted a better picture for the life he leads.

    “I wake up every day to painting and music,” he said. “It’s a wonderful life.”

    Clayton, 80, has been working with both for the better part of 60 years.

    His studies in art have taken him to the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and the Chicago Art Institute.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 28, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment

    drops in September

    Shelby County’s unemployment dipped slightly in September to 9.6 percent, which makes it one of the top rates in the state. The rate was 10 percent in August.

  • Court Reports: Oct. 30, 2009
  • SCHS football game changed from Friday to Thursday

    Because of predicted weather, the Shelby County High School football team will play its regular-season finale at Oldham County on Thursday at 7 p.m., instead of Friday as originally scheduled.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Oct. 30, 2009

    Darnell Jordan Clark, 18, of 316 Midland Blvd. No. 2 in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 25 at 159 Baker Drive and charged with first-degree robbery.

    Marvin Humberto Cerna, 32, of 203 Lynn Acres in Shelbycille was arrested Oct. 26 at the detention center and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree.

    Cheryl Lynn Hinkle, 40, of 2139 Main St. in Sarasota, Fla., was arrested Oct. 20 at Baker and Mareli and charged with fourth-degree assault with no visibly injury and alcohol intoxication.